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Restaurant SWELL

Location: Heraklion
Address: Kokkini Hani
Tel: +30 2810 763 083
Operation hours: Winter- Closed Jan 18-Apr 1
Open: All Year

Cuisine: Creative Cretan, Mediterranean, Fish/Seafood
Best for: Ambiance, Seaside, Romance, Special Occasions, Creative Cuisine
Price range: 21-30 €

Outdoor Dining, Seaside Dining, Non-Smoking, Parking, Credit Cards accepted, Catering

If I were Michelin, I would award Swell Restaurant with the first star on the island. This is what superb dining and an all-round  foodie experience is all about. The décor is refined, yet casually elegant as befits a restaurant on the edge of the sea and the service is solicitous, professional and friendly. Michelin star Chef Lefteri Lazarou (of Varoulko fame) is the genius behind the menu and he has trained two young Chefs to carry on his traditions. Fish and Seafood are de rigeur on the menu, but everything is sublime. The salad with baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, pear, roasted ground walnuts and raisins with carob vinaigrette has a thousand tastes. Interesting starters include a carpaccio of smoked swordfish or sautéed graviera with a mixed nut crust, sprinkled with aromatic honey. The fish main courses are all so enticing and so fresh and original. The wine list has been carefully selected with particular attention to Cretan wines. Ask the knowledgeable serving staff for recommendations.

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